Research and Publications

Scientific Publications and Reports

Rau, Kero, Hofmann, Dinar and Heldt (2022): ‘Rechtsextreme Online-Kommunikation in Krisenzeiten. Herausforderungen und Interventionsmöglichkeiten aus Sicht der Rechtsextremismus- und Platform-Governance-Forschung. Hans-Bredow-Institut.

Rau and Simon (2022): Digital Turbulence: Building a Democratic Society in Times of Digital Turmoil’. Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung.

Fertmann and Rau (2021): Containing authoritarianism in the digital age: Platform governance in view of Germany’s constitutional order. Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung.

Jan Rau, Felix Münch, Mani Asli (2021): ‘Social Media Research Assessment Template for Ethical Scholarship (SOCRATES): Your politely asking data ethics guide.‘ (Social) Media Observatory.

Guhl, Ebner and Rau (2020): The Online Ecosystem of the German Far-Right. Institute for Strategic Dialogue.

Rau and Stier (2019): Die Echokammer-Hypothese: Fragmentierung der Öffentlichkeit und politische Polarisierung durch digitale Medien?. Zeitschrift für Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft.


Acknowledged in: Davey, Hart and Guerin (2020): An Online Environmental Scan of Right-wing Extremism in Canada’. Institute for Strategic Dialogue.

Acknowledged in: Davey and Ebner (2019): The Great Replacement: Violent Consequences of Mainstreamed Extremism. Institute for Strategic Dialogue.

Acknowledged in: Bradshaw and Howard (2018): Challenging Truth and Trust: A Global Inventory of Organized Social Media Manipulation’. Computational Propaganda Working Paper 2018.

Other Publications

Rau (2021): ‘Democracy at stake: The Capitol siege as a digital crisis?’ Media Research Blog

Rau (2021): The far-right on the rise – what Germany needs to learn from the Capitol siege

Rau (2020): Totgesagte cybern länger: Die digitale Gegenöffentlichkeit der AfD. Media Research Blog

Rau and Simon (2019): How Extremist Aim To Set The Media Agenda – Case Study: German’s Identitarian Movement.’ European Journalism Observatory

Rau and Simon (2019): ‘Agenda Setting im Internet: Rechts(außen) führt, der Rest folgt.’ Hamburger Wahlbeobachter

Rau and Simon (2019): ‘Have Digital Counterpublics Given Us Donald Trump, The AfD, And Brexit?’ European Journalism Observatory

Rau and Simon (2019): ‘Willkommen im Zeitalter digitaler Gegenöffentlichkeiten.’ Hamburger Wahlbeobachter

Rau (2018): ‘A threat to democracy? The impact of information technologies on elections’. Essay prepared for the Aspen Germany Workshop 2018 ‘Present at the new Creation? Tech. Power. Democracy.‘, 28.-29 September 2018, Berlin (unpublished manuscript)